Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Sugar Snap'
This plant has no fragrance
This cultivar of the snap pea has a tall climbing habit (up to 2 m high) whose fruit can be ready in 62 days. The edible green pods can be between 4 to 8 cm long with between 3 to 8 peas. Snap peas have a high Vit. A, K and fibre content.
Common problems with Pea
Mexican Bean Beetles, and Seedcorn maggot Seed decay, seedling root rot, wilt.
Pea Companion Plants
How to harvest Pea
Keep your peas well picked to encourage more pods to develop. Pick peas in the morning after the dew has dried. They are crispiest then. Always use two hands when you pick peas. Secure the vine with one hand and pull the peas off with your other hand.
How to propagate Pea
Sow in Spring. Emerges after 9-13 days
Special features of Pea
Peas are a legume and so enrich the soil with Nitrogen.
Other uses of Pea
The peas are edible and are used in a variety of cuisines.